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Hot air ballooning



How many people does it take to fly a Hot Air Balloon?

It takes only one pilot to fly it, but the pilot needs 3-4 crew people to safely launch a balloon. Duties of the crew include launch preparation, following the balloon in the chase vehicle, obtaining permission from the landowner for landing, and retrieval of the balloon after the flight. Safety is the primary concern of both pilot and crew; followed closely by concern for the rights and protection of property owners on the ground.

Episode six - World Hot Air Balloon Championship 2010 (19th FAI)

Debrecen, Hungary, Day 6 (Friday) - October 8, 2010
19th FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship

The 6 episode of the 8
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Created by Andrey Garin of Kyiv Ballooning Society

The Human Slingshot - High Altitude Paragliding

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'So crazy, it just might actually work.' That's the only thing we can imagine was going through Horacio Llorens and Hernan Pitocco's heads when they dreamed up this paraglider-powered high altitude human slingshot. After a rather creative exit from a hot-air balloon at nearly 5,000m, the pair (who were harnessed to each other in a tandem paraglider) started an infinity tumble – a high-G inverted maneuver, repeated multiple times. Then, they slingshotted themselves away from the paraglider to skydive back down to earth.

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Hot air balloons take to the sky in St. Jean sur Richelieu

Video by Vincenzo D'Alto of the Hot Air Balloon Festival in St. Jean sur Richelieu.

Hot air balloon ride over Central New York

See an aerial view of Central New York aboard a hot air balloon. Video by Lauren Long |

'I was the first person to fly a balloon around the globe' - BBC World Service

Setting off from Switzerland and finishing over Africa, Brian Jones and Bertrand Piccard made the first non-stop flight around the world in a balloon in 1999.

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Their dangerous journey took just 20 days, and they almost didn't reach their goal.

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Hot Air Ballooning in Big Sky, MT

Full television feature from the January 24th, 2015 episode of World of Adventure

Berbard (Backkom) S02E17 - Hot Air Balloon Flame Bearer

Bernard (Hangul: 빼꼼; RR: Ppaekkom; MR: Ppaekkom, romanized as Backkom within Asia-Pacific.) is a series of animated shorts centered on the fictional polar bear and main character of the same name. It is a Korean-Spanish-French co-production.

Each three-minute episode focuses on the bear's curiosity and have many moments of slapstick. Bernard never speaks with the exception of unintelligible noises.

Bernard is accompanied in the cartoons by a few other characters: Lloyd and Eva the penguins, Zack the lizard, Goliat(h) the chihuahua, Sam the baby, Pilot the dog, Pokey the porcupine and Santa Claus.

He usually gets knocked unconscious or severely injured at the end of an episode, due to some calamity caused by his bumbling.

Produced by the Korean company RG Animation Studios, with the investment of the South Korean broadcaster EBS, the Spanish BRB Internacional and the French M6,[1] the animation style is of a combination of computer-generated and cel animation. The stories are written by the Spanish creative studio Screen21, the directors are José Luis Ucha Enríquez and Claudio Biern Lliviria. The music was written by Oscar Maceda Rodríguez.

Bernard has been nominated for a number of awards, including Best Animation series at the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (2006), Mipcom Jr. Licensing Challenge Award (2004), Prize in Children and Education at the Dong-A International Festival of Cartoon & Animation (2004) and was a finalist at the Annecy International Animation Festival (2003)

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Konyukhov incredible solo flight around the world in a balloon

Veteran adventurer Fedor Konyukhov landed in Australia on 23 July 2016 after a 268h 20min flight in a Roziere balloon, breaking the 2002 record of aviation legend Steve Fossett (320h 33min). Konyukhov and Fossett are now the only two pilots to have completed a solo circumnavigation of the globe in a balloon.
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Frederick in Flight 2017 Hot Air Balloon Festival

Frederick, Colorado celebrated its seventh year of the annual Frederick in Flight festival. Hot air balloons were launched at 5:30 to 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 24, for optimal wind conditions.

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first flight in Saga 22nd World Hot Air Balloon Championship

High Altitude Hot Air Ballooning to Flight Level 200 (20.000 feet)

High Altitude Hot Air Ballooning to Flight Level 200 / 20.000 Feet. Above Zealand, Denmark. Same height as Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Building a model hot air balloon (cutting)

Time-lapse sequence showing the step by step process of cutting 2 of our range AMBalloons have built over 30 model hot air balloons, mostly for the UK hobby market, but also delivering to Mexico, South Africa and France. Here the process of creating the individual panels is followed step by step.

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GoPro: Wingsuit Air Balloon Jump

Watch Matthew Barrientos summon up the will to leap from the ledge of an air balloon floating over 6,000ft high.

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Hot air ballooning and the weather

As you can probably guess, hot air ballooning is very weather dependant. In this video, flight director Arthur Street explains what ideal weather conditions he looks for and where he gets his forecasts from.

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Exclusive Ballooning's Hot Air Balloon Night Glow - Tavistock 2015.

Exclusive Ballooning's Hot Air Balloon Night Glow - Tavistock September 19th 2015.

Six of our balloons lined up at night to help raise money for local charities, including Ricoh, Renishaw, Fortnum & Mason, Barclays, Rowntrees Randoms Foamy Gnome and Exclusive Ballooning.
Many thanks to the Lions Club and all those involved in making it such a special evening.

My first lesson in hot air balloon - 15 feet off the ground in neighborhoods!

I have always wanted to fly a hot air balloon and finally decided to take a lesson. It was a lot more interesting and fun than anticipated!
The most surprising part of the flight was how close my instructor was willing to let us fly to the ground and in between trees, houses, and neighborhoods. How fun to be just a few feet above obstacles and often well below roof lines slowly drifting through people's back yards!

We took off from a small Sandy, Utah park with 13 other balloons during a small balloon festival and had a great 1:06 hour flight. The closest I had ever been to a hot air balloon before was miles away. I couldn't believe how maneuverable they are by using different altitudes and wind directions. We did two circles around a 5 miles course instead of just drifting down wind.

If you have never taken a hot air balloon flight, go find an instructor and take a lesson! It will be way better than just paying some commercial ride place to go way up and drift for 30 minutes and then land. Go fly one yourself and see what it really is like.

Skydivers Play on the ULTIMATE Mega Swing

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Take four skydivers, two hot air balloons, a 125m long rope with a seat on the end, climb to 1,800m in a hot air balloon...and this is what you get – MEGA SWING, the physical realization of that childhood dream we all have. It's the dream of everyone, Lettner says. To swing higher and higher, and finally jump off and fly.

We just wanted to go bigger, says Austrian, Marco Waltenspiel, who with fellow skydivers Georg Lettner, Marco Fürst and Dominic Roithmair made this project happen.

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Cosmic Kids Yoga Disco | Hot Air Balloonin'

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Do ‘Hot Air Balloon’ (a breathing exercise) and lots of other fun yoga moves - all to a funky electro beat.
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